3 days in McLeod Ganj
A backpacker's paradise
3 days in McLeod Ganj
A backpacker's paradise
Average Budget
3 days
Also known as Little Lhasa and famous around the world for being home to the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, Mcleodganj is a beautiful town situated near upper Dharamsala. Nestled amidst majestic hills and lush greenery. Mcleodganj has one of the most mesmerising landscapes in the entire state of Himachal Pradesh and attracts a lot of tourists throughout the year. Its culture is a beautiful blend of Tibetan with some British influence. McLeodganj’s very aptly a backpacker’s paradise. ... More
When should you take this
Mcleodganj experiences extremely pleasant summers with the temperatures hovering around 25 degrees. The best time to visit Mcleodganj is during the months of September to June. It is best to avoid July and August due to the heavy rainfall Mcleodganj receives. ... More
Things you should know
1)Visit the Bookstores
2)Try out authentic Tibetan/Chinese/Japanese cuisine
3)Explore the Little streets
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Where you're going to stay
Entering one of the streets from Main square mcleodganj you will find a variety of hotels with variety of budgets. As you get far away from the main square the prices of guest houses get gradually low, but the views are same. So, you can avail those options which are slightly of the mall. In general the hotels are budget friendly, and prior booking will be required if you want to avail the hotels in the main street specially in peak season. ... More
Things You Gotta Carry
Woolen Clothes
How To Reach
By train

Pathankot Railway Station, situated approximately 90 km away, is the closest broad gauge railhead serving those headed to McLeod Ganj. Some of the popular trains available from Delhi for Pathankot are Jammu Mail and Uttar Sampark Kranti. Once you reach Pathankot, take a taxi or bus from outside the station, which is easily available.

By air

Gaggal Airport or Kangra Airport at Dharamshala is about 20 km away from McLeod Ganj and is well connected to Delhi, Kullu and Chandigarh. Airlines like Air India Regional, SpiceJet and Jagson Airlines operate regular flights from these cities for Dharmshala. After reaching the airport, travellers can hire taxis or take buses to reach their destination, which takes around an hour.

By road

A number of state owned and private buses connect McLeod Ganj with other cities like Delhi(500 km), Chandigarh (250 km) and Dharamshala (20 km). In New Delhi, most of the buses leave from the Kashmiri Gate ISBT and Majnu-ka-Tilla (a Tibetian camp). Deluxe buses of Himachal Pradesh Tourism are also available from Himachal Bhawan. One can also drive to McLeod Ganj from Delhi via NH 1, a journey of about 10 hours.